Our youth and children’s programmes wouldn’t run without the help of volunteers and we want to thank everyone who gives of their time to help in their various roles. The organisations are off at the moment for the Summer break but we think this is a good time to express our need for more helpers in various groups. A few of our young who play a big role in Unlabelled, Unique and E.P.I.C (our youth programmes) are heading off to university come September which will leave us quite short for leaders. We urge that you take time to think and pray before you make a decision but if you would be interested in volunteering with our young people either on a rota basis or a year commitment please speak to Aimee Gibson.

aimee@lambegparish.co.uk   OR  07999649180 

Daily Prayer

 Find a quiet place and time each day

 Ask God to help you understand His Word

 Read and think about a Bible passage (perhaps using the notes of Sunday’s sermons or using Bible reading notes)

 Pray about what you’ve read for yourself

 Pray about what you’ve read for others

 Pray about other concerns, including Lambeg parish activities and events mentioned in this edition of ‘The Link’.


Holy Baptism

Baptisms are arranged for the second Sunday of each month.  Parents seeking baptism for their children or adults seeking baptism must contact the Rector.  No definite arrangements can be made for baptism until parents and those seeking baptism have completed a baptismal course with the Rector. Please contact the Rector for further details.

9.45 a.m.

Holy Communion   Preacher. Rector

10.45 a.m.

 Morning Prayer  (page 101)  Preacher: Rev. D Luckman

 GB & CLB Enrolment Service

 First Reading: Psalm 27:1-6

 Second Reading: Matthew 5:13-16

12.00 noon

 Service of the Word               Preacher: Rev. R. Smyth

 & Sunday School

  In the Hilden Centre



6.30 p.m.

Evening Prayer                     Preacher: Mr. V. McDonald

 First Reading: Acts 13:4-12 (p.1107)

 Second Reading: Psalm 11 (p.548)

Sunday 17th November 2019

Thank God

for the life and witness of Lambeg Church and the Hilden Centre  

God’s generous provision for the ministry


PRAY for

the Rector and Aimee and all in leadership

the Sunday services - the worship and teaching. 

the elderly and housebound -

those who visit hem

those who have been bereaved, the ill and those facing difficult situations

Craig, Georgie, Noah and Bethany serving in St. Luke’s, Bath

Activities for Week commencing 18th November 2019

Gift Aid

Churches are able to claim a refund of £0.25 from the Inland Revenue for every £1 a tax-paying parishioner gives to the church.  

Currently, the vestry estimates that we are missing out on a possible extra £5000 because not everyone who qualifies for Gift Aid has signed up to it.

If you are unsure whether or not you qualify, or are already signed up, or simply want to find out more information, please lift a Gift Aid form from the back of church and contact our treasurer.

Further details can also be found inside the 2016 Financial Report

Gift Aid Coordinator

At the last meeting of the Select Vestry, Elizabeth McBurney was appointed as the Parish Gift Aid Coordinator to assist the Honorary Treasurer, Angela Sloan, in the administration of the Gift Aid Scheme.  Liz will be seeking to expand the number of people who are eligible to gift aid their contributions to their Free Will Offerings.  If you are a tax payer not already signed up then Liz or Angela are the persons to speak to.

2nd Sunday before Advent

Monday 18th November 2019

8.00 p.m.        Bowls       (Church Hall)

7.30 p.m         Vestry                                                         (Hilden Centre)

Tuesday 19th November 2019

10.00 a.m. Mums & Tots                    (Hilden Centre)

7.00 – 8.30 p.m   Unlabelled Youth Club (Yr 8+)         (Hilden Centre)

8.00 – 9.00 p.m  Parish Bible Study                                  (Minor Hall)

Wednesday 20th November 2019

9.30 a.m. Work Party  

10.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon Needles & Pins         (Hilden Centre)

7.00 p.m. Girls’ Brigade               (Church Halls)

 Juniors (P5 to P7) 7.00- 8.30 pm

 Seniors (Yr 8 to Yr 10) 7.00 – 8.30 pm

 Brigaders (Yr 11 plus) 7.30 – 9.00 pm

Thursday 21st November 2019

10.00 a.m. Open House            (Hilden Centre)

Church Lads Brigade             (Hilden Centre)

6.45 - 7.30pm Martins (P1-P2)
7.00 - 8.00pm Yteam (P3-P6)

7.30 -8.30pm  JTC (P7-Y9) 

7.30 p.m. Choir Practice           (Choir Robbing Room)

Saturday 23rd November 2019

10.00 a.m.- 12.00 Girls Brigade           (Church Halls)

 For under 5’s & Explorers

Monday:  Read 27:1-3.  Here is the confidence that the believer may have in daily life – ‘The Lord is my light and salvation’.  Think over this truth, thank God for it, and live confidently in the light of it.  If we are tempted to be depressed, remember who the Lord is to you. Praise him

Tuesday: Read 27:4.  This verse is ultimately fulfilled in heaven.  As we come to Advent, it reminds us of the future.  For the believer, that future is to dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  Praise God that not only is he with us now, but he has given us a wonderful future in his presence.

Wednesday: Read Matthew 5:13-16.  In the light of the Lord’s presence with us now and his future for us, how are we to live today?  Jesus is very clear.  We are to be salt and light.  As salt, we are to give others a ‘taste’ of what it’s like to belong to God.  Pray for spiritual growth.

Thursday: Read Matthew 5:13-16.  Christians are not only to be ‘salt’ but also ‘light’ in our world.  Pray for the work of the Gospel throughout the world, that the church, and all mission agencies will, by their lives and ministry, put the spotlight on Jesus, so that many come to know him

Friday:  Read Psalm 11. Often when we look at the world, the troubles, the violence, the hopelessness and the evil deeds of people reported on the news, we can despair.  But Psalm 11 reminds that God is in control and he will have the last word.  Pray for all who are anxious or sick.

Next Sunday 24th November 2019

10.45 a.m. Morning Prayer

 & Sunday School   


12.00 noon Service of the Word     

  & Sunday School    

  Hilden Centre

6.30 p.m. Holy Communion

Winter Magazine

Please send the Rector all notes for the winter magazine by next Friday, 22nd November

Women’s Group Christmas Dinner

Saturday 30th November 2019

Minor Hall at 6.30 p.m.


Name and menu choice to Joan or Myrna before Monday 25th November

Thanks to Julie Nichol and her helpers who each year provide a wonderful meal

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